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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 74

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Cottie Petrie-Norris

Small Business Owner
31,626 votes (28.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Our Children's Education - In the Assembly, I will support universal preschool; reinvestment in our K-12 public schools and an increased emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs.
  • Our Environment - In the Assembly, I will fight to protect our coastlines; preserve our open spaces; and ensure clean air and water for our communities.
  • Economic Growth - An economy that works for everyone means a workforce that is well trained for good jobs – today and tomorrow. I support strategic investments in job training programs to build a thriving Orange County economy.



Yale Bachelor's Degree, Economics and English (1997)


I’m a business and community leader, a wife and a mother. I care deeply about the future of my children and all of our children – and in the State Assembly, I will work with you to support and protect our community.

I grew up in San Diego County in a hard-working family. My stepfather was a union machinist and my mom was a homemaker who worked various odd jobs to help make ends meet.

I am a proud product of Southern California public schools. Even though I didn’t live in a community with a lot of resources, I went to a good public high school and had some wonderful teachers. They encouraged me to see a bigger world and to envision a bigger future for myself.

Growing up, I set my sights high and I worked hard. I received scholarships, took out student loans and worked part-time jobs in order to attend Yale University, where I double-majored in English and Economics.

After college, I have enjoyed a 20-year career in finance and marketing. I have built businesses and led teams at Fortune 500 corporations, small companies and start-ups. In the business world, I’ve demonstrated my ability to tackle tough problems with strategic vision and pragmatic action. I’ve lived and worked in Washington DC, South Africa, London and – for the past 5 years – back here in Southern California.

I live in Laguna Beach with my family – my husband Colin, our two sons Dylan & Hayden and our rescue dog Flounder.

In my community, I serve on the board of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and the Laguna Beach City Housing and Human Services Committee. I serve as an Assembly District Delegate for the California Democratic Party and am a founding member of the 48th District Action Council.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $273,003

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Cottie Petrie-Norris
Los Angeles County Ddemocratic Party - State Candidate Commtttee
California Democratic Party
SEIU California
UA Local Union 250

More information about contributions

By State:

California 96.70%
Virginia 1.64%
District of Columbia 1.31%
Michigan 0.19%
Other 0.17%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.21%)
Small contributions (1.79%)

By Type:

From organizations (58.98%)
From individuals (41.02%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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